The New York Yankees embark on a 10-game road trip with destination number one being a date with the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
Like the New York Yankees, the Tampa Bay Rays have lost two straight games and have found themselves sitting in the last place of the American League East, a position the Yankees got far too comfortable in a few weeks ago.
New York’s two-game skid came after the team had won six-straight contests. Now, they anticipate three American League East rivals during their road trip. Toronto and Baltimore are on the team’s GPS following this series.
It was apparent that the Rays were experiencing a turnaround it was evident when the lineup scored 38 runs during their four-game winning streak.
Unfortunately for Tampa Bay, the team owns a 1-5 record since and the pitchers have allowed six runs per game in that span. It’s been the opposite for the visitors as they have received seven quality starts from starting pitchers in the last eight games.
Since the two teams have squared off back in 1998, the Yankees have taken 11 of the season series while owning an 86-72 record at the Trop.
With both teams in the cellar of the division, we should pay witness to an interesting weekend series. Without further adieu, here’s ESNY’s full preview of the series between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays.